AN MP has welcomed the roll out of one gigabit full-fibre broadband to more than 36,000 homes and business across the Keighley and Bingley areas.

New broadband provider Brsk announced the installation of its full-fibre network is under way for 25,000 homes and businesses in Keighley, including Utley, Braithwaite, Oakworth, Long Lee, Ingrow, Exley Head and Thwaites.

The company expects its first services to go live towards the end of July.

Brsk are already delivering one gigabit speeds to customers in the Bingley area.

They recently completed their rollout to over 11,000 homes and businesses covering all of Bingley, including Cottingley, Crossflatts, Micklethwaite, Eldwick, Priestthorpe, Riddlesden, Sandbeds, Ferncliffe and Gilstead and East Morton.

Brsk will be installing new fibre cables using existing poles and underground ducts to keep disruption to a minimum.

Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkey, said: “The Keighley constituency has been under-served by high-street broadband operators for some time now, and it’s clear in this new era of home working that fast internet connectivity is vital in supporting our community to secure flexible and competitive jobs.

"As part of my plan to bring ultrafast broadband to Keighley, I look forward to working closely with Brsk to see that Keighley gets the great service it deserves and needs as we build back better from the Covid pandemic.”